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New BMA council members back action to repeal health act

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3092 (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3092
  1. Ann McGauran
  1. 1London

The BMA needs a national strategy to campaign for the repeal of the Health and Social Care Act and to publicise its damaging effects, says a newly elected member of the BMA’s council.

South London GP Louise Irvine’s key argument during her election campaign was that the BMA’s opposition to the bill was inadequate and that she would use her council place to mitigate its worst effects.

Speaking after her election to the 2012 council on Tuesday 24 April, she said it was “clear she was elected as a strong campaigner against the [Health and Social Care] Act.” She added: “This …

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